Set in the heart of the Cyclades, Syros is a quaint little island brimming with character.
In the heart of the Cyclades, Syros is a compact little island that provides all that is essential for perfect holidays. Boasting a selection of secluded, sandy beaches, a rich history, warm and friendly locals, charming fishing villages and a varied nightlife, Syros has a little something to offer everyone.
Syros is also home to Hermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades and one of the busiest ports in the Aegean. Combining some of the best sightseeing on the island and plentiful shops, cafes and restaurants hidden in tiny streets, Hermoupolis is a town just waiting to be discovered. Galissas is on the east coast of Syros and boasts one of the best sandy beaches on the island. The atmosphere in this resort is relaxed but ultimately comes to life in the summer with its numerous bars, cafes and tavernas.
Local produce includes the famous loukoumi (Greek delight), almond pie and liqueurs. You can also shop for handcrafted items, icons and art which will make great souvenirs to take home.
Holidays in Syros are great for visitors looking for a nice balance between tourism and normal working life, so you can enjoy the trappings of a tourist resort and still sample the unspoilt culture. Syros holidays offer a chance to explore the interesting history with sites such as the striking capital Ermoupolis with its Venetian mansions and neoclassical buildings.
Where to stay in Syros
Syros Travel Advice
Ferry: Syros is connected daily with Piraeus (Athens airport) (4 hours with a ferry, 2 hours with a catamaran), Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Amorgos. Four times a week with Andros, Santorini, and Ios. Three times a week with Folegandros and Sikinos.
Taxi: You will find many taxis in Ermoupoli at Miaoulis Square and at the dock.
Bus: The buses of the public bus company (KTEL) serve all the areas near Ermoupoli (Ano Syros, Vrontado, Dili) and all the villages.
Car Hire: Car hire can be organised locally on the island.
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